Council of Canadian Academies Report - Improving Medicines for Children in Canada

CAPHC is proud to share with you the most recent report from the Council of Canadian Academies, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada

We are very fortunate to be welcoming the report's primary author Dr. Stuart MacLeod as a speaker at the upcoming Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition's Annual Symposium on Sunday, October 19th. The symposium will take place in conjunction with CAPHC's Annual Conference, October 19 - 21, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta http://conference.caphc.org/ccyhc/ 

Dr. MacLeod will be addressing this very important report and its findings at this symposium entitled: "Solutions towards safe and effective treatment for Canadian children".

The Council of Canadian Academies' report focuses on the ethical development of safe and effective medicines for children; examines gaps in the current state of knowledge regarding the relationships among clinical pharmacology, human development, and pediatric drug investigations; and identifies opportunities for strengthening knowledge of safe and effective pediatric medicines. This in-depth assessment may serve as a tool for informing research programs and policy-making for governments, ministries, and interested researchers.  It may also be relevant to a variety of stakeholders concerned with child health and science-based issues of significant public health importance and to individual health care providers.
Full news release HERE

The report can be found here: 

English: http://www.scienceadvice.ca/en/assessments/completed/therapeutic-products.aspx 

French: http://www.sciencepourlepublic.ca/fr/assessments/completed/therapeutic-products.aspx

 

Elaine Orrbine, President & CEO

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

Ann WatkinsComment